This year’s conference theme, "Strength in Numbers," is a celebration of a decade of data-informed progress from across our network and an opportunity to discuss our future direction. Join us for our 10th-anniversary celebration. We will look back at the evidence-informed progress we’ve made as a sector but also look forward to the pressing issues of the day. This year the event will take place at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA from May 20–22, 2019. 

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Wednesday, May 22 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
A Decade of Education Data
How has the education data landscape changed in the ten years since the inception of the Strategic Data Project? What do we need to do in the coming decade to radically transform our agencies into evidence-driven learning organizations?
In this panel discussion, join the president of the Data Quality Campaign, the Executive Director of the Strategic Data Project, and Foundation Leader Eli Pristoop at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as they take stock of our collective progress, our stumbling blocks, and the path ahead.

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Jon Fullerton

Executive Director, Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University
Jon Fullerton is the executive director of CEPR. Jon has extensive experience working with policymakers and executives in designing and implementing organizational change and improvements.Before coming to Harvard, Jon served as the Board of Education’s director of budget and financial... Read More →
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Eli Pristoop

Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
I work in education philanthropy with a particular focus on grants meant to support school systems to more effectively use their data. Talk to me about how to do that better. I've been connected to SDP since it was just a vague idea, so am also interested in learning how people are... Read More →
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Jenn Bell-Ellwanger

President/CEO, Data Quality Campaign
Jennifer Bell-Ellwanger is the President and CEO of the Data Quality Campaign (DQC), a nonprofit policy and advocacy organization leading the effort to ensure that educators, families, and policymakers are empowered with quality information to make decisions that ensure students excel.Jennifer... Read More →

Wednesday May 22, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Charles Ballroom, Third Floor Charles Hotel (1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA, USA)